PANORAMIC TOUR OF THE BANKS OF LOCH NESS
Sightseen, Designed for families, My Explorations, Less than 1 hour walking, Family friendly, 52
In a nutshell The tour involves a day-long trip along the banks of Loch Ness, the most famous lake in Scotland, in search of the mythical monster Nessie who has made it famous across the world.
Good to know
- Loch Ness
- Urquhart Castle
- Typical Scottish views
- Town House
- Tollbooth Steeple
- We leave Invergordon by coach and head in a south-westerly direction, skirting the Cromarty Firth and passing through the villages of Muir of Ord and Beauly with its evocative ruined Priory to reach our final destination, the stunning Loch Ness, the deepest freshwater lake in Great Britain. Its dark abysses bring terrible stories to mind and visions of strange creatures, particularly the legendary Loch Ness monster.
- Following the historic military route of General Wade, we reach Dores, where we come across the only beach in the area, an evocative observation point where we can admire fantastic views of the loch, against its backdrop of mountains. Remember to keep your camera close at hand if you want to immortalise Nessie!
- We continue along the tree-lined banks of the loch to take more photos at the magnificent Urquhart Castle, which dates back to the 14th century and boasts an enviable position on the edge of Loch Ness.
- After having travelled the banks to the town of Foyers, we will head inland and north, along a wonderful, winding road that will reward us with typical Scottish views: vast moors, rocky cliffs, Caledonian pines and humpbacked bridges.
- After exploring, we will stop at a local hotel for a light lunch.
- After this break we are free to leave the hotel and enjoy some free time exploring Inverness, capital of the Highlands, on foot. This is an ancient city, but one that was almost entirely rebuilt during the 19th century. It is very pleasant to wander through its streets and along the tree-lined boulevards that flank the River Ness.
- In its city centre we will see some important buildings, such as the Victorian Gothic Town House. Originally the town hall, it is now the administrative centre for The Highlands. Not far from here we also find the Tollbooth Steeple, a 45-metre high bell tower.
Good to know
- Places on this excursion are limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.